DD shot down Spartacus and Pan, as I expected. Took some almonds and ground them up, threw in a chocolate graham cracker and some melted butter, pressed it into a bowl. Heated up chocolate chips and cream, mixed them up and poured that into the bowl on top of the crust. Made some cranberry sauce (berries, oj, sweetener) and cut that into the chocolate-cream mixture. Put in frig to cool. Preliminary taste tests during cooling process suggest that a rich mixture like this could best be tempered by a dollop of whipped cream. Hearth.com--death by chocolate. I may have missed the window of opportunity for naming the cat. Darkness is falling, so decided it was time to build a fire. Turned over the remnants of a log in the stove and found enough coal left in it from last night's fire to restart this one. Seemed like a good portent.